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Books Unbound – Frankenstein, Part 3

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Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley was 18 when she and her husband, Percy Bysshe Shelley, visited some literary friends and got involved in a challenge, to see who could write the most frightening story. Out of a group that included the poet Lord Byron, only Mary’s story of a scientist who goes too far has lasted as a landmark of fantastic literature. Mary Shelley was twenty when the book was published.

Frankenstein was published in 1818, as the Industrial Revolution readied for takeoff in Europe. Science held out the promise of mankind’s triumph over nature, even over death itself – and electricity was the key. In the novel, a doctor uses electricity to re-animate parts of human corpses into a whole, living being – who, although hideous, develops intelligence and self-awareness – and finally turns against its creator. Frankenstein was banned in South Africa in 1955, for containing material deemed “indecent” and “obscene.”

EcoReport – Bob Madden of Lake Lemon Conservancy

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In today’s EcoReport feature, Bob Madden, manager of the Lake Lemon Conservancy, tells us how the lake has become a successful conservation story.

BloomingOUT – August 28, 2014

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Associate Dean and Director at Weston Career Center/Washington University/St Louis and original show co-anchor Mark Brostoff reflects upon show history as well as his work with LGBT students then and now. Urban Indian and Louisiana attorney Becca Riall is back with talk about “Where is Your Teepee?” The Backdoor’s Nicci Boroski and IU GLBTSSS office staff member Xander Hardy stop by with the latest updates about the upcoming Summerfest to be held 5-6 September at various locations on IU Campus and in Bloomington.
This is the final show for original show anchor Helen Harrell, long time producer Carol Fischer and co-anchor Michael Reece as well as news director Josh Vidrich.

Producer Carol Fischer
Executive Producer Alycin Bektesh
Board Engineers Jasmine Mallet & Olivia Davison
News Director Josh Vidrich
Original Theme Music Mikial Robertson

Voices in the Street – Keeping cool when the climate’s caliente: How do you beat the heat?

Bloomington had a summer to remember. 2014 consistently served up temperatures here with lows in the mid 50s and highs in the upper 70s. But the return of IU students seems to have also brought the warm weather, so Voices in the Street hit the streets to ask your friends and neighbors how they stay cool when the heat is on.

Proton Therapy Center Closing Causes Disappointment, Outrage

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On August 23rd, Jeffrey Isaac, the James H. Rudy Professor of Political Science at Indiana University, posted on his Facebook page a long letter expressing disappointment and outrage at IU’s unceremonious declaration they would be shuttering the Proton Therapy Center where he has been receiving treatment for prostate cancer. Isaac learned of the closing when he was handed a form letter by staff as he entered the facility. He speaks with WFHB correspondent Doug Storm about his experience, in today’s community report.

Daily Local News – August 28, 2014

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The Indiana Department of Transportation announced today that Indiana has received a waiver from certain aspects of the federal No Child Left Behind law; The owners of a new high-end apartment building along the B-Line Trail could get a three-quarter-million dollar tax break; Rideshare company Uber announced a launch in 20 college towns nationwide today, including Bloomington.

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On August 23rd, Jeffrey Isaac, the James H. Rudy Professor of Political Science at Indiana University, posted on his Facebook page a long letter expressing disappointment and outrage at IU’s unceremonious declaration they would be shuttering the Proton Therapy Center where he has been receiving treatment for prostate cancer. Isaac learned of the closing when he was handed a form letter by staff as he entered the facility. He speaks with WFHB correspondent Doug Storm about his experience, in today’s community report.

VOICES IN THE STREET
Our weekly public opinion segment.

CREDITS
Anchors: Carolyn VandeWiele, Scott Weddle
Today’s headlines were written by Alycin Bektesh
Along with Joe Crawford for CATSweek, a partnership with Community Access Television Services.
Our feature was produced by Doug Storm
Voices in the Street was produced by Kelly Wherley,
Managing Producer is Joe Crawford
Our board engineer and Executive Producer is Alycin Bektesh.

Monroe County Sheriff James Kennedy on Police Militarization

Monroe County Sheriff James Kennedy joined host Doug Storm on WFHB’s Interchange last night to talk about the “militarization” of police across the country, as well as here in Monroe County – a portion of their conversation here, in today’s community report.

Bring it On Guests Discuss NAACP Suggestions for Encounters with the Police

Last Night were joined by William Vance, president of the Monroe County branch of the NAACP, and former Bloomington Police Department officers Jim Mitchell and Reverend Donald Griffin Sr. The group critiqued the effectiveness of the NAACP’s recommendations for citizens who are interacting with law enforcement, and their relevance to recent police action shootings in Missouri. A portion of their conversation here, for today’s community report.

Daily Local News – August 25, 2014

The administration at the Bloomington campus of Indiana University has announced that this year’s incoming first year cohort is the largest and most diverse in its history; Another round of lawsuits is shaping up to determine the future of marriage equality in Indiana; The IU Health Proton Therapy Cancer Center will close its doors at the end of this year; The latest report from the Indiana department of workforce development shows that Indiana added nearly ten thousand private sector jobs in July, but the unemployment rate held steady at 5-point-9 percent compared to June, due to an increase in people entering the labor force; Monroe County is going primetime; County officials are hoping in the future, Sample Gates will be just one of several iconic locations in the area.

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As protests continued in Ferguson, Missouri, this weekend, Bloomington saw its own rally against police violence. WFHB Assistant News Director Joe Crawford was on the scene Saturday afternoon. He brings us this report.

ACTIVATE!
Long time volunteers Carl Darnell and Erikka Vaughn talk about the rewards of mentoring students and building a learning community at Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, here in Bloomington on the corner of 7th and Rogers. Also, more volunteer opportunities to work as a tutor or mentor with Monroe County students from the Volunteer Network.

CREDITS
Anchors: Maria McKinley, Doug Storm
Today’s headlines were written by Susan Northleaf and David Murphy
Along with Joe Crawford for CATSweek, a partnership with Community Access Television Services.
Activate is produced by Jennifer Whitaker in partnership with the city of Bloomington Volunteer Network
Our engineer is Chris Martin
Managing Producer is Joe Crawford
Executive Producer is Alycin Bektesh.

Ferguson Protests Extend to Bloomington

As protests continued in Ferguson, Missouri, this weekend, Bloomington saw its own rally against police violence. WFHB Assistant News Director Joe Crawford was on the scene Saturday afternoon. He brings us this report.

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